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ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference.
@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world.
Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.
We’re currently hiring for a Research Specialist.
Working at ICF Next means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, and committed are ways our clients describe us. ICF Next employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.
ICF Next delivers all the strategic communications and marketing services of a top-flight public relations agency, plus the domain expertise and resources of a leading international research and consulting firm. Our strategic health communications and social marketing work tackles some of society’s greatest challenges and drives audiences to make positive attitudinal and behavioral changes. Our research team needs a self-starter to support formative, process, and summative evaluations that guide the planning, implementation, and revision of national health communications and social marketing efforts. This mid-level position is ideal for someone with 4 – 5 years of experience in mixed methods (i.e., qualitative and quantitative) research, and who likes to support multiple research projects. This position is based in our Rockville, MD office and has a start date of July 1, 2021.
As a Research Specialist, you will:
Develop recruitment and data collection materials (e.g., surveys or interview guides).
Conduct sampling (e.g., develop literature review search terms and interview/survey inclusion/exclusion criteria and draw samples).
Conduct data collection (e.g., extract information from the literature review sources, facilitate interviews, or coordinate survey data collection).
Enter data using software such as Microsoft Access or Excel.
Conduct data analysis (e.g., code text using software such as NVivo, or analyze campaign outcome data in SPSS, SAS, or some other software program).
Create reports and presentations (e.g., draft white papers or develop data visuals using software such as Microsoft Excel or PowerPoint).
Present research plans, updates, or findings at client meetings.
Lead purchasing, subcontracting, and consulting requisitions by obtaining and comparing vendor and consultant quotes, establishing suitable justifications, developing or modifying forms, and processing payments.
Lead research review processes (e.g., IRB or OMB approval).
Contribute to project proposals and research plans that describe project purpose, methods, and staffing and provide an estimated timeline and budget.
As a Research Specialist, you will have:
Master’s degree in public health, the social sciences, or the biological sciences.
4 – 5 years of experience in social science research.
Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
Proficiency in English.
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
High level of attention to detail.
High level of comfort with learning new skills and/or working with unfamiliar topic areas.
Strong self-starting and self-motivation skills.
Demonstrated experience to lead tasks as well as work independently on assigned tasks.
Demonstrated experience (preferred) with:
Peer-reviewed literature and citation management software (e.g., EndNote)
Statistical software (e.g., SAS, Stata, or SPSS)
Qualitative data analysis software (e.g., NVivo)
Minimal travel will be required for this position (up to 10%)
Job Location(s): Within the current landscape, this role will be supported remotely. This role will ultimately sit Rockville, MD, when remote working guidelines are lifted.
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
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Rockville, MD (MD18)